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Community Heartbeat

March 25, 2017


Upon becoming Headteacher at Canons two and a half years ago, I set out to bring together the disparate views of various people involved in the work of  our school into a medium-term vision for the road ahead. I won’t go into too many of the details here, but it involved conversations with governors, staff, […]

Football Manager Syndrome: FFS! or DSS?

March 11, 2017


Perhaps one of the most pervasive myths around school leadership at the moment is what school leaders like to call Football Manager Syndrome (FMS for the remainder of this post). I wasn’t at the ASCL conference but I’m guessing that the words rang out on numerous occasions over the duration of the weekend.  The myth, […]

Surgeon General’s Warning: Wielding a Smoking Gun is Bad for Education

March 4, 2017


This is going to be ranty blogpost. You have been warned!! This week I read (and largely welcomed the findings of) the Social Mobility Commission’s report into ‘Low income pupils’ progress at secondary school’ (link here). As a Headteacher of a school in an area that serves a large number of students from low income […]